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The night hunter, Caro Ramsay

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The night hunter
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The night hunter
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Caro Ramsay
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eng
Summary
Elvie McCulloch's sister Sophie has been missing for 57 days. She went out for a run - and never came home. Several young woman in the area have disappeared in similar circumstances, and Elvie's family fears the worst. As Elvie is driving to her new job late at night, the naked, emaciated body of a young woman crashes from high above onto an oncoming car. Elvie recognises her as Lorna Lennox, who has been missing for weeks. But why was she up there? Where had she been all this time? And why was she running for her life? Teaming up with retired detective Billy Hopkirk, who has been retained by the mother of one of the missing girls to find her daughter, Elvie determines to find out the truth. But as the pair alternately collaborate with and infuriate investigating police detectives Anderson and Costello, they find themselves up against a terrifying enemy. Someone who has killed before. Someone who will kill again, for pure enjoyment. Someone they call The Night Hunter
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  • /* Starred Review */ Creepy, chilling, bizarre, and utterly compelling, Ramsay’s latest entry in her Anderson and Costello series will grab readers from page 1. Elvie McCulloch’s sister Sophie went out running one evening and never came back. No trace of her has been found and everyone—her parents, her friends, the police—thinks she’s dead. Elvie is convinced she’s still alive, but no one believes her until she meets retired detective Billy Hopkirk, who agrees to help Elvie search for Sophie. The first break in the case comes when Elvie is driving to her job at an isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands, and the battered, emaciated body of a young woman falls from above onto the hood of Elvie’s car. At first believing it’s Sophie, Elvie is beyond shock. But when she realizes it’s someone else, she figures the dead girl was running from her captor—and Sophie might be held by the same person. As she and Billy try to find out where the dead woman came from, Elvie becomes convinced that the woman’s captor is someone she knows. From there, it’s a dark, terrifying, soul-shattering trail to the brutal, horrifying truth. An outstanding thriller that’s tense and shocking. -- Melton, Emily (Reviewed 10-01-2014) (Booklist, vol 111, number 3, p40)
  • Elvie McCulloch, the caustic narrator of Ramsay’s harrowing fifth thriller featuring Det. Chief Insp. Colin Anderson and Det. Sgt. Winifred “Freddie” Costello (after 2012’s The Blood of Crows ), must contend with the tensions within her dysfunctional family while trying to find her beloved sister, Sophie, who’s been missing for two months. PI Billy Hopkirk, a grungy ex-cop, assists in a search that ranges from modern Glasgow to Loch Lomond. Meanwhile, Costello and other police officers pursue the serial disappearances of young women, one of whom, naked and emaciated, dies by falling onto the top of a car. Elvie, who’s driving back to her nanny job in the middle of west Scotland’s nowhere, stops to assist the distressed motorist. Blood red herrings abound in this grim reprise of Christina Rossetti’s spooky “Goblin Market,” a poetic tribute to the special bond between sisters. Ramsay’s insights into tortured psyches makes for compelling, if often painful, reading. (Nov.) --Staff (Reviewed September 22, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 38, p)
  • A withdrawn, unlovely young woman teams up with a former Glasgow copper-turned-private eye to find out what's become of her sister, who disappeared from the family home 57 days ago.Sophie McCulloch is one of the few people on Earth her sister Elvira's ever felt close to. As Elvie puts it: "Soph loves company whereas I don't see the point of other people." But since her alcoholic mother, Nancy, and her psychotic kid brother, Grant, are no help, Elvie's forced to reach out when Sophie never returns from her evening run. What she finds is anything but reassuring. A number of women have gone missing from Eaglesham, and Elvie's on hand to see the body of one of them, Lorna Lennox, removed from the car windshield she fell onto. Sophie's rumored lover, Mark Laidlaw, has vanished as completely as she has. The Find Sophie Campaign started by Rod Banks, Nancy's boyfriend, turns up nothing but false leads. So Elvie allows herself to be drawn into an uneasy partnership with Billy Hopkirk, the former DCI who took to drink and got booted off the force after he failed to solve the mystery of Gillian Porter's disappearance, which so eerily prefigured Sophie's. Elvie, who's never told anyone that Sophie had planned to escape from Eaglesham, is painfully torn about helping out, and the gruesome revelations that follow do nothing to give her peace. Ramsay (The Blood of Crows, 2012, etc.) piles on the physical horrors, the psychological torments and, regrettably, the number of malefactors working independently and often at cross-purposes to bump up the number of missing persons. Those Scottish villages are the worst.(Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2014)
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10356474
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Ramsay, Caro
Dewey number
823.92
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no index present
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novels
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True
Series statement
Anderson and Costello
Series volume
0005
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Costello
  • Anderson, Colin (Fictitious character)
  • Missing persons
  • Murder
  • Police
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The night hunter, Caro Ramsay
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"An Anderson & Costello thriller"--Cover
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23 cm.
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247 pages
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9780727884220
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(hardback)
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rdamedia.
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Label
The night hunter, Caro Ramsay
Publication
Note
"An Anderson & Costello thriller"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780727884220
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780727884220

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